The Learning Equation (TLE), is a series of interactive, multimedia courseware products for the developmental mathematics and college algebra curriculum. The only product for this market with both a Microsoft Windows AND Macintosh version, TLE is free to adopting institutions with no site license, no contracts, and no administrative fees. The Student Software & Workbook, ordered and sold just like any textbook, gives students the freedom to use TLE anytime, anywhere, and on any computer. Designed for learner-focused, computer classroom, lab-based, and distance learning courses, adopting institutions receive and have license to install ALL TLE courses on their campus computers, even if they only adopt and have students purchase TLE for one section of one course. The pedagogical model employs a Guided Inquiry" approach whereby students construct their own understanding of concepts. Instead of passively being fed information, students are actively involved in tasks requiring them to discover or apply mathematical concepts. The browser-based course management system that accompanies TLE includes a new testing system that allows for the easy creation of algorithmically-generated, machine-graded, free-response mathematics practice, quizzes, and tests, giving instructors the power to assess student understanding of skills in a more meaningful way. Because the testing and course management system is browser-based, it can be used on a stand alone or networked computer, or any computer with Internet access, giving instructors the power to access course management information such as student progress, time-on-task, and grades, anytime, anywhere. Students working off campus can upload course management information remotely using the Internet or can save this information to a floppy disk. In addition, adopting institutions may use Cengage Learning servers for course management at no additional cost."